Max Verstappen explains why he feels no pressure in Charles Leclerc F1 title battle

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MAX VERSTAPPEN leads Charles Leclerc within the battle for the Components One Drivers’ Championship.

Max Verstappen explains why he feels no pressure in Charles Leclerc F1 title battle

Max Verstappen has defined feeling no stress in his Charles Leclerc F1 title battle (Picture: GETTY)

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Max Verstappen has defined {that a} good automotive and the sensation of figuring out he’ll win future races means he feels no stress in his Components One World Championship battle with Charles Leclerc. The Pink Bull ace stays prime of the leaderboard as he seeks to defend his title. 

Final weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix was the primary race this season that Verstappen completed however didn’t win. The Dutchman got here third behind team-mate Sergio Perez and Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz. 

Verstappen is 9 factors forward of Ferrari star Leclerc within the Drivers’ Championship as he goals to win consecutive titles. The 24-year-old has revealed that he feels no stress in his battle in opposition to the Monegasque driver as a result of he believes in his automotive and feels he’ll proceed to win races. 

“I believe it does not actually matter the place you might be within the championship versus second [place],” Verstappen instructed journalists forward of the Monaco GP.

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Max Verstappen explains why he feels no pressure in Charles Leclerc F1 title battle

Charles Leclerc has fallen to second within the F1 leaderboard behind Max Verstappen (Picture: GETTY)

“It is extra about what [performance] you’ve gotten within the automotive. In case your automotive is nice and you recognize that you may win races sooner or later then it isn’t a lot stress.

“I believe as Components One drivers, we have been within the sport for some time and we all know what we are able to do. Not less than from my expertise, it does not actually make a distinction. I simply need to have automotive as a result of that provides you the arrogance to do effectively.”

Verstappen is seemingly over the efficiency points that brought about him concern within the opening months of the season. Failures to win in Bahrain and in Australia have been all the way down to a gas drawback. 

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Max Verstappen explains why he feels no pressure in Charles Leclerc F1 title battle

Max Verstappen is aiming to win a second world championship (Picture: EXPRESS SPORT)

He has received in Saudi Arabia, Italy, Miami and Spain, although, to take him prime of the leaderboard. Leclerc suffered a disappointing fourth-place end in his house race final weekend. 

Verstappen mentioned Pink Bull did a ‘superb job’ to make sure two podium finishes for him and Perez in Monaco. “As we speak was actually about technique and making the fitting calls. And I’ve to say the group was very relaxed and on it with their calls, like, very easy,” he mentioned afterwards. 

“There was little question. It was like: ‘pit now, we go on this tyre’, ‘pit now once more we go on this tyre’. They did a very good job with that.

“And sure, I believe as an entire group we will be very happy with the Sunday. I imply, it was a really hectic one with the rain and stuff, however I believe we executed it effectively and I prolonged my factors lead, which I did not count on final night time, so I believe that is a optimistic.”

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